Canada's Agriculture Day

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February 12th, 2019 is Canada's Agriculture Day! How will you celebrate?

This year we're celebrating at Anthony Paddon Elementary in Musgravetown. Students will explore interactive and educational booths that will connect them with agriculture, heathy eating, and local food. Agriculture representatives will be there to answer questions and engage students in various activities relating to Newfoundland and Labrador's agriculture industry. Students will then enjoy a performance from the JUNO award winning band, The Swinging Belles. Then students, staff, and guests will be provided with lunch prepared by local chefs using local product and produce. Special guests will be present to help us celebrate the importance of Canadian food. 

If you would like to volunteer to help with this event in Musgravetown; please contact: Chelsea Foley, chelsea@nlfa.ca 747-5708. 

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HOW WE CELEBRATED IN 2018:

-The Winners of our Twitter Contest were: Ms. Ryan's class from St. Matthew's and Ms. Barrett's class from Riverwood Academy. Each class will receive $300! Thank you to our sponsors of this contest: ChrisDarMar Farms and MUNN Poultry.

-Agriculture In The Classroom Newfoundland and Labrador hosted an event at Helen Tulk Elementary in Bishop's Falls, NL. Approximately 200 students enjoyed a morning of visiting interactive agriculture booths at a mini trade show. Volunteers from NL Agriculture were there to engage in activities and answer questions about our agriculture industry. Lunch was prepared by a local chef at Third Place Cafe using local ingredients including some donated by local farmers! Students were entertained by The Swinging Belles, a JUNO award winning band from St. John's, NL. This event was an amazing experience and a wonderful opportunity for students at Helen Tulk Elementary to celebrate Canada’s Agriculture Day!

AITC-NL had such an amazing time celebrating Canada's Agriculture Day! Thank you to all of our volunteers, partners, and the staff and students at Helen Tulk!

Thank you to our special guests: Mayor Bryan King, MHA's Derrick Bragg, Derek Bennett, and Jerry Dean. Thank you to The Swinging Belles for providing excellent entertainment! Thank you to all our partners that helped make this possible: Growing Forward 2, NL Federation of Agriculture, Agriculture More Than Ever, Egg Farmers of Newfoundland and Labrador, Farm Credit Canada, School Milk Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador, Chicken Farmers of Nfld & Labrador, Dairy Farmers of Newfoundland & Labrador, Green Valley Farm, Five Brothers Artisan Cheese, Tuck's Bee Better Farm, The Third Place Cafe, Mark's Market, Central Regional Wellness Coalition, Dominion, Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador, Agriculture in the Classroom Canada, Exploits Meadow Farms, and the Department of Fisheries and Land Resources!

-Every student in Newfoundland and Labrador received a sticker and tattoo to celebrate Canada's Agriculture Day! 35,000 students have stickers and tattoos to show their appreciation for Canadian Agriculture. Stickers and tattoos graciously provided by Ag More Than Ever! AgMoreThanEver